Ashley Berard, who pens the blog “Extraordinary Outdoors,”wins the super giveaway from Blackhawk! and Girls with Guns Clothing. Her comment, regarding what she would pack in that Serpa Level 2 retention thigh rig, was,
“What a great giveaway! I’ve always been a rifle girl myself, but have been pondering with the idea of getting a Glock. My daughter and I do a lot of lone hiking, so a hand gun would be “handy” during the non hunting months!
Good luck to all who have entered! ”
We like her attitude, her spirit and her blog. Check it out, too! And, thanks, Ashley — for your comments and your contributions to the outdoor world.
“Dear My Gun Culture,
We know you wrote the authoritative free book on holsters, i.e., “My Gun Culture’s Insanely Practical Holster Guide.” In fact, we suspect you might think you’re a bit of a hotshot when it comes to holsters. We just think you forgot one important component of the market – women. That could be a whole new chapter or hey, make that a sequel to your book that can be purchased at various online venues or downloaded for free at your website.
What do women want in a holster?
Since people often compare owning a good-fitting firearm to a pair of comfy shoes – in that it must work for your hand, how you carry, what you intend to use it for, etc. – we request that you put your acerbic wit and holster-horse-sense to the test.
In fact, we’re going to challenge you. Let’s see if you can find a holster that is more alluring and downright functional for utilitarian reasons than this BlackHawk Level 2 Tactical Serpa Holster.
Why do we like it so?
- Flexible thigh platform conforms to leg size
- Y-harness suspension system distributes weight evenly, keeps holster vertical when kneeling, and allows use of pants pocket
- Quick-disconnect swivel buckles allow superior flexibility and quick holster mounting and dismounting
- Accessory mounting locations for pouches, knives, mag cases, etc.
- Rubberized leg straps eliminate sliding
- Passive retention detent adjustment screw and SERPA® Auto Lock™ release
- Reinforces full master grip and superior draw technique Immediate retention and audible click upon re-holster for increased officer safety
- Full-length holster body protects rear sights
- Same drawing technique for undercover, tactical, and duty
- Hole in holster body for bungee retention if desired
One of our editors, Babbs in the Woods, wears this one when she’s in the woods. She likes that it keeps her hands free and her waist unencumbered. She can tear around on her ATV, without the gun digging into her ribcage. Or, she can manhandle a set of pruners with freedom to turn while trimming a pesky rose bush from a tree stand set-up. And if she’s wearing a pack, it’s one less thing around the middle. And this holster features the retention system that she likes — keeps her trigger finger where it needs to be in the draw, up top on the action instead of on the trigger. And, it holds the gun securely during twists and turns and bends and pops.
In fact, she likes the thigh rig so much that she asked BlackHawk to gift one to The WON and they did. And we’re going to give one away next Monday, Nov. 4.
But … that’s not all we’re giving away. To sweeten the deal, Girls with Guns Clothing is going to add a hoodie and a hat to the prize package. You’ll get a zip-up hoodie made of of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent poly, in a long (almost down to your thigh rig) length, with its logo splashed on the front and on the hood. In black with purple and pink lining options.
And there’s more. Our lucky winner also may choose a hat from the extensive lineup of GWG hats. Will it be a knit beanie or a script bucket or a crackle buck military hat? You choose if you win.
What say you, MGC? Do you want to play? Girls with Guns also is offering a lucky winner from your readership an opportunity to win a hoodie and hat. But, you gotta throw in a holster, Man.
That’s if you can think of one that we women would like.
Hey, Readers … which gun of yours needs this holster? Leave your comment here and you’ll be entered in the contest.
Thanks! Why don’t you contact our designer at http://beersdesign.com. We highly recommend Beers Design.
Need one for my 1911
I would love a new holster for my xd!
I think my Glock 26 would look perfect in this holster 🙂
I would love one of these for my Glock 17! Also totally love the hoodie!!!
Love it!! Glock 17!
I feel like a wimp now….. All I have is a S&W Bodygaurd .380. Sweet little gun, aside from its long, hard trigger pull. I also have a Beretta Neo .22 that’s an absolute joy to shoot. I just took my CCW class this year, had never handled or fired a pistol before taking that class, but now have those two guns! So Glad I took the course! Had a good time and have now found a good hobby, and know how to protect myself should a very rare incident happen.
I just happened to stumble across this. Really, I know nothing about this promotion. And I really need a Blackhawk Thigh holster for my Beretta 92.
I sure hope you don’t have any silly rules about associates and cohorts in crime not being eligible to win…
Just kidding. Although I want one, I won’t be reducing the odds of one of you lucky winners here!
Good luck and don’t forget to enter for the other half of this promotion here: http://mygunculture.com/2012/10/30/free-holsters-and-our-high-road-response-to-a-vicious-attack-by-womens-outdoor-news/
If you win, Tom, will you wear the hoodie?
I would love to see that TOM hah
We think he would look so cute in a Sarah Palin Girls with Guns Bucket hat, don’t you? http://www.gwgclothing.com/hats/bucket-hat/sarah-palin-brown-bucket.html
This would be GREAT!!! I have a S&W Shield 9 mm and a S&W .357 revolver… and this would be SWEET for atving out in the thick of things! Thank you for putting together such a great give-a-way!
My Glock19 would love to ride in that holster!!
My Glock 19 NEEDS this holster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to have one for my Sprinfield XDm .40!
Wow I would love to win all of that. It would be really awsome
Wow, my Glock 35 would be perfect in that fine holster! Do you have it in Left Hand? Then it would be superb!
I would love to win this holster for my Glock 19!
My S&W .38 special (model 642). I only have 1 holster for this gun; no others have been comfortable.
Christine! Congrats on the 642. I just got one, too, and love it. Have you thought about looking at the Pretty Dangerous Accessories’ lineup of holsters for this little sweetie? http://mygunculture.com/2012/10/30/holster-review-pretty-dangerous-accessories-ladies-holster/
You can register to win one over at Tom McHale’s blog, too! And, good luck and thanks for playing along!
My S&W M&P .40 or my S&W Shield would love this holster just as much as I would!!
Would love a new holster for my S + W 386 xl Hunter!
Great work – keep it going!
What a great giveaway! I’ve always been a rifle girl myself, but have been pondering with the idea of getting a Glock. My daughter and I do a lot of lone hiking, so a hand gun would be “handy” during the non hunting months!
Good luck to all who have entered! 🙂
Am wearing a Glock in the photo of me showing off a fresh rub! That, and a Smith & Wesson MP .45 would rock it out on the thigh. Think … what would law enforcement wear in this holster and you pretty much have your choices set!
Px4 Storm 9mm
I love girls with guns!! I need a holster for the charter arms 38 revolver, or my Taurus judge (:
So nice to see women carrying guns, and in a safe manner by using this holster! Perfect for women! It’s so hard to find things that fit in this male dominated area. Thanks for the product! Just what we needed!:)
Why, thank you, Alyssa.
I would LOVE one of these holsters for my next purchase- a 9mm M&P Pro 🙂 Thanks for the review! You ladies ROCK!!!
We have to admit … it’s a rather fun holster to wear.
I sure could use a new holster for my carry gun (glock 26) the uncle mikes IWB just isnt cutting it any more
I’d love to have a holster for my Ruger SR9C and it’s getting to be perfect hoodie weather! 🙂
My Chic lady 38 by Charter Arms for a revolver or my Springfield armory 9mm subcompact. And that jacket is gorgeous!
Hoping Santa stuffs my stocking with a new pistol. And will totally need new accessories 🙂
Absolutely. It’s like buying a new dress. Gotta have the shoes, the bag, the jewelry.
I would love to use it for my Glock 19, or 26, or 27 or……..Maybe I’ll have to buy a 17. I have a black hawk for IDPA and I love it. This one would be great for working at the range.
The sweatshirt is awesome too.
Yep, we’re so pleased that BlackHawk said yes and that Girls with Guns has been supportive of our efforts here at The WON for almost two years now! All good folks with good hearts and honor.
Hey Babs, can I win? These would make great door prizes for my next ladies only class.
Why sure, Scott! You’re in the running now and the ladies would LOVE any of these gifts!
A Blackhawk holster is just what I need! Hope they make one for a S&W M&P 9mm or a M&P .45
Lorri, They do for the .45. Good luck!
That holster would be wonderful for me to carry my hubby’s 9mm. If it fit, it would be a lot easier to draw my .357 hogleg from that position as apposed to the belt holster I currently use. Although, keeping with this threads theme, this holster just may encourage me to purchase a small semi-auto. I have heard you are not suppose to concealed carry a sidearm you actually would hate to lose. And I really like my .357
Jennifer, Good thinking, all around.
I’ve been looking for a new gun (to “upgrade” from my .22), so winning would push me to finally make a decision. Thanks for this great opportunity!
You bet, Dana. Our pleasure! Good luck.
WOW, since i just got into shooting i love being able to read about other women and shooting. I am now one of the proud to exercise my right and next month i am getting my SC cwp!!!
Whoo hoo, Diana! Let us know how it goes, OK and good luck!
I have the Blackhawk! thigh rig for my Beretta 92. I’d love to get one for my M&P or the XDm. Or I can always get another Beretta. Do sort of a Lara Croft thing. 😀
Like the image! 😉 Go for it!
Love the style and the way they sit on the thigh! Can’t wait to get me one!
What?! A Blackhawk Holster you say? Amazing! And the hoodie is awfully adorable!
Chris, We think so, too. What a great package of prizes this would be, wouldn’t it?
Would love to try that type of holster as I never have & it would be a perfect reason to get a new gun!! And I do love the hoodie & hat too!!
I have to say I love the hip holster Babbs is wearing! And with a nice hoodie and beanie it would be just the ticket for a jaunt in the woods! As for making a holster, this seems to cover the rack getting in the way, for a fast draw and and easy grip! Great idea. Because like swinging a golf club or baseball bat adjustments have to be made for size and this holster takes it all out of the game!
I could really use the holster for my 9mm. Oh, and I love the hat and hoodie, too!
Love thigh holsters!
I think the thigh rig would look hot with a shiny new Glock 19 in it. Hmmm. Maybe a purchase is necessary.
Totally agree w/the new gun idear. Would love to have a new Glock. I’d enjoy putting my 9mm in this thigh setup though…woo! Happy Halloween! 🙂
Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome holster, hoodie and hat. I really enjoyed the article, it was well written and informative. I believe the proper holster and fit are important for everyone. However, there are not nearly enough lady friendly holster options nor manufacturers that tailor holsters for women and the female form, fashion and lifestyle. I believe that if more manufacturers met this need and did not just consider the women shooters an afterthought or secondary market, we would all be better off in the long run. As long as both sides are understood and we are supporting each other in our defense of the 2nd Amendment, we all win. Thank you.
You bet, RJ and thanks for the compliment. When Tom McHale comes out with his fully fleshed out holster guide, I think we’ll see even more info about holsters for women.
I so need a reason to go ahead and get that new 45 😉
I want one of each for ALL my firearms! HATS, HOODIES, and HOLSTERS ! ! ! Purple is the color of choice, but basic black is OK, too. Great giveaway and fun and informative site.
Ooh, my Glock 19 would be just right in that holster.
Well what lady wouldn’t need one of these great holsters for her Zombie gear? I would have to see if my Glock .40 would fit, but hey if it didn’t, guess it’s time to add to my line up! Gotta have one!
My S&W M&P Shield 9mm would like it. If that won’t fit, guess I’d just need to buy a pistol that fit it ;o)
Sorry, Terry … it looks like you can only get this for a Smith & Wesson M&P .45. Good reason to go up! 😉
How exciting! I could use one of those for that big ol’ Judge you’ve seen me packing. I also could use it for my Beretta Px4 .40. I’ve been shopping for a new holster for both. Now I’m intrigued to see what My Gun Culture may come up with.
Don’t think they make it for those guns, Mia. But … maybe get the holster for the gun you want? 😉
How about for my .45, a 1911? … Or YEP! NEW GUN!!! I like the way you’re thinkin’! 😀
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